Kalyani wrote on Twitter that she would cherish every moment acting under her dad's direction, to which Priyadarshan replied how proud he is of her.

Kalyani Priyadarshan finishes her part in Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham
Flix Mollywood Monday, January 14, 2019 - 17:33
Written by  Digital Native

Kalyani Priyadarshan has completed shooting her scenes for the magnum opus Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, directed by her dad Priyadarshan. This would also be her debut in Malayalam.

On the wrap up, she wrote on a social networking site: “Wrapped up my work for #marakkar. Two years ago I never imagined I’d be working with dad like this. From him shouting ‘ammu you’re not doing it right!’ when I was nervous on the first day to him shaking my hand saying ‘Superb. I don’t want to make a single cut in that shot’… I weirdly cherish everything. Love you acha. Can’t wait for the world to see your magnum opus. Glad I got to be a small part of it.”



To this, her father and director Priyadarshan replied, “Like every father in this world I too pray and try to guide my daughter. Never have I imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be directing my daughter in a movie. Destiny has done it . That’s the last word u say when you have no answers to your questions..but I also believe that only hard work pays for every one …that’s what I am proud of you Ammu , Being true to what you wish to do. (sic)”

It may be noted here that Mohanlal will be seen playing the title role in this film and will have his son Pranav making a cameo appearance. If reports are to be believed, the son could be seen as the younger version of Marakkar. The film also has Prabhu, Suneil Shetty, Manju Warrier, Arjun Sarja, Mukesh and Keerthy Suresh in pivotal roles. Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is based on the true life of Kunjali Marakkar IV. The title ‘Kunjali Marakkar’ was bestowed on naval chiefs during the 16th century and these naval chiefs fought valiantly against the Portuguese army. There were four Kunjali Marakkars during that era, of which the fourth is the most valiant and popular.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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